On the afternoon of September 17, 2011, “history was made,” as 55 brothers from lodges across the first Masonic District assembled in Nottingham, NH to perform the first “outdoor (or farm degree).” The E.A. degree was conducted in a lodge that was as unique as the “formal farm attire” and officers jewels worn that day. The degree was followed by a “chicken n’ ribs” BBQ.
Entrance to the lodge and the Senior Warden's "seat" in the West
Brothers await the opening of the lodge meeting.
From his seat (a.k.a. John Deere) in the east, the WM calls the lodge to order
The altar at the lodge's center
The Junior Warden and Stewards in the South
The Marshal (right) accompanies the Chaplain to the altar
The Senior Deacon with his "rod of office"!
The Junior Deacon (left) addresses the Tyler at the lodge "door"
A couple of "eavesdroppers" who got by the Tyler!!
St. Johns Lodge No 1's own "Gib" Palmer in the Senior Warden's seat
Brothers seated on the South side of the Lodge
Brothers sitting in the North
After the closing of the lodge...off to the BBQ!